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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426239/performance-of-an-artificial-pancreas-system-for-young-children-with-type-1-diabetes
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Mark D DeBoer, Marc D Breton, Christian Wakeman, Elaine M Schertz, Emma G Emory, Jessica L Robic, Laura L Kollar, Boris P Kovatchev, Daniel R Cherñavvsky
BACKGROUND: Young children 5-8 years old with type 1 diabetes (T1D) exhibit clear needs for improved glycemic control but may be limited in their ability to safely interact with an artificial pancreas system. Our goal was to evaluate the safety and performance of an artificial pancreas (AP) system among young children with T1D. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a randomized, crossover trial, children with T1D age 5-8 years were enrolled to receive on separate study periods (in random order) either the UVa AP using the DiAs Control Platform software with child-resistant lock-out screens (followed as an out-patient admission) or their usual insulin pump+continuous glucose monitor (CGM) care at home...
April 20, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424653/disentangling-stigma-from-functional-neurological-disorders-conference-report-and-roadmap-for-the-future
#2
Karen S Rommelfanger, Stewart A Factor, Suzette LaRoche, Phyllis Rosen, Raymond Young, Mark H Rapaport
A multidisciplinary expert review of key issues and future directions from the conference "Controversial labels and clinical uncertainties: psychogenic disorders, conversion disorder, and functional symptoms." On October 9 and 10, 2015, a conference entitled "Controversial labels and clinical uncertainties: psychogenic disorders, conversion disorder, and functional symptoms" was held at the Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. This conference brought together a select group of 30 distinguished thought leaders and practitioners, including ethicists, researchers, clinicians, humanities scholars, and advocates to discuss the unique challenges and controversies related to the diagnosis, treatment, and stigma for patients with what is currently recognized as functional ("psychogenic") neurological disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421176/distributed-learning-revitalizing-anesthesiology-training-in-resource-limited-ethiopia
#3
Krupa B Patel, Morgan Dooley, Ananya Abate, Vanessa Moll
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has a significant paucity of available health-care workers. Despite the increasing number of medical schools, there are not enough physician instructors. Furthermore, availability and standardization of postgraduate training are lacking. Modalities of e-learning have been shown to be successful when used to impart medical education in other resource-limited countries. The Emory University and Addis Ababa University (AAU) Departments of Anesthesiology have formed a collaboration with the intent of improving the AAU Anesthesiology residency program, one of two postgraduate training programs for anesthesiology in Ethiopia...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407643/the-use-of-mathematical-models-of-chlamydia-transmission-to-address-public-health-policy-questions-a-systematic-review
#4
Minttu M Rönn, Emory E Wolf, Harrell Chesson, Nicolas A Menzies, Kara Galer, Rachel Gorwitz, Thomas Gift, Katherine Hsu, Joshua A Salomon
BACKGROUND: Mathematical models of chlamydia transmission can help inform disease control policy decisions when direct empirical evaluation of alternatives is impractical. We reviewed published chlamydia models to understand the range of approaches used for policy analyses and how the studies have responded to developments in the field. METHODS: We performed a literature review by searching Medline and Google Scholar (up to October 2015) to identify publications describing dynamic chlamydia transmission models used to address public health policy questions...
May 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407623/fine-needle-aspiration-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-cytopathologic-study-of-37-cases
#5
Jen-Fan Hang, Momin T Siddiqui, Syed Z Ali
OBJECTIVE: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an uncommon neoplasm of dendritic cells and predominantly occurs in children and young adults. The study aims to evaluate cytopathologic features and current diagnostic concepts in a large series of LCH on fine needle aspiration (FNA). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively searched the pathology archives of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Emory University Hospital (EUH) to identify all FNA cases diagnosed as LCH in a period of 21 years...
April 14, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401684/the-effects-of-smoking-status-and-smoking-history-on-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-lung-cancer
#6
Rachel F Shenker, Emory R McTyre, Jimmy Ruiz, Kathryn E Weaver, Christina Cramer, Natalie K Alphonse-Sullivan, Michael Farris, William J Petty, Marcelo R Bonomi, Kounosuke Watabe, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Graham W Warren, Michael D Chan
There is limited data on the effects of smoking on lung cancer patients with brain metastases. This single institution retrospective study of patients with brain metastases from lung cancer who received stereotactic radiosurgery assessed whether smoking history is associated with overall survival, local control, rate of new brain metastases (brain metastasis velocity), and likelihood of neurologic death after brain metastases. Patients were stratified by adenocarcinoma versus nonadenocarcinoma histologies. Kaplan-Meier analysis was performed for survival endpoints...
April 12, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391002/paravalvular-regurgitation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-comparing-transthoracic-versus-transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance
#7
Salim S Hayek, Frank E Corrigan, Jose F Condado, Shuang Lin, Sharon Howell, James P MacNamara, Shuai Zheng, Patricia Keegan, Vinod Thourani, Vasilis C Babaliaros, Stamatios Lerakis
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is increasingly being performed in cardiac catheterization laboratories using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to guide valve deployment. The risk of paravalvular regurgitation (PVR) remains a concern. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 454 consecutive patients (mean age, 82 ± 8; 58% male) who underwent transfemoral TAVR at Emory Healthcare from 2007 to 2014. Two hundred thirty-four patients underwent TAVR in the cardiac catheterization laboratory with TTE guidance (TTE-TAVR; mean Society of Thoracic Surgeons score, 10%), while 220 patients underwent the procedure in the hybrid operating room with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) guidance (TEE-TAVR; mean Society of Thoracic Surgeons score, 11%)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385791/reader-training-for-the-re-staging-of-biochemically-recurrent-prostate-cancer-using-fluciclovine-18-f-pet-ct
#8
Matthew P Miller, Lale Kostakoglu, Daniel Pryma, Jian Qin Yu, Albert Chau, Eric Perlman, Bonnie Clarke, Donald Rosen, Penelope Ward
Fluciclovine ((18)F) is a novel positron emission tomography (PET)/computerised tomography (CT) tracer. This blinded image evaluation (BIE) sought to demonstrate that, after limited training, readers naïve to fluciclovine ((18)F), could interpret fluciclovine ((18)F) images from subjects with biochemical recurrent (BCR) prostate cancer with acceptable diagnostic performance and reproducibility. The primary objectives were to establish individual readers' diagnostic performance and the overall interpretation (2/3 reader concordance) compared to standard of truth (SOT) data (histopathology and/or clinical follow-up) and to evaluate inter-reader reproducibility...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381781/a-case-report-of-duodenal-obstruction-due-to-retroperitoneal-bleeding-after-the-rupture-of-a-lower-pancreaticoduodenal-artery-aneurysm
#9
Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Kazumasa Emori, Yusuke Nomura
We report a case of a patient with duodenal obstruction due to retroperitoneal bleeding after the rupture of a lower pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm. An 80-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of nausea and vomiting. During hospitalization, she developed hemorrhagic shock. Enhanced computed tomography revealed retroperitoneal bleeding. Abdominal angiography revealed an 8-mm aneurysm of the lower pancreaticoduodenal artery, stenosis at the trunk of the celiac artery, and increased blood flow through the pancreaticoduodenal arcades from the superior mesenteric artery...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364146/bundled-payments-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-and-spine-surgery
#10
REVIEW
Rashad Sullivan, Landry D Jarvis, Tadhg O'Gara, Maxwell Langfitt, Cynthia Emory
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this manuscript is to provide an overview and analysis of bundled payment models for joint replacement and select spine procedures. Advantages and disadvantages of bundled payment models will be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: In select populations, bundled payment models have been shown to reduce costs while maintaining satisfactory outcomes. These models have not been tested with complex patient cohorts, such as older adults with fragility hip fractures, and limited data exist with bundled payment analysis in spine procedures...
March 31, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355625/predicting-rhesus-monkey-eye-movements-during-natural-image-search
#11
Mark A Segraves, Emory Kuo, Sara Caddigan, Emily A Berthiaume, Konrad P Kording
There are three prominent factors that can predict human visual-search behavior in natural scenes: the distinctiveness of a location (salience), similarity to the target (relevance), and features of the environment that predict where the object might be (context). We do not currently know how well these factors are able to predict macaque visual search, which matters because it is arguably the most popular model for asking how the brain controls eye movements. Here we trained monkeys to perform the pedestrian search task previously used for human subjects...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337725/comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-of-four-software-packages-for-phase-dyssynchrony-analysis-in-gated-myocardial-perfusion-spect
#12
Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima, Shinro Matsuo, Soichiro Kashiwaya, Hiroto Yoneyama, Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Mitsumasa Hashimoto, Seigo Kinuya
BACKGROUND: Phase analysis of gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for assessment of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony was investigated using the following dedicated software packages: Corridor4DM (4DM), cardioREPO (cREPO), Emory Cardiac Toolbox (ECTb), and quantitative gated SPECT (QGS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal values of 95% histogram bandwidth, phase standard deviation (SD), and entropy and to compare the diagnostic performance of the four software packages...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337505/osteochondroma-causing-cervical-spinal-cord-compression
#13
Ryunosuke Fukushi, Makoto Emori, Noriyuki Iesato, Masanobu Kano, Toshihiko Yamashita
Osteochondromas are the most common benign tumors of the bone. They occur in young adolescent patients and are frequently located in the metaphyses of the long bones; they do not grow after skeletal maturity. The incidence of osteochondroma in the spine is reported to be rare. Moreover, patients with spinal osteochondroma who develop symptoms of myelopathy are extremely rare. We report the case of an 8-year-old girl who experienced myelopathy due to spinal compression of the cervical osteochondroma. This case suggests that if a cartilage cap is observed on the spinal canal with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the tumor may extend to the spinal canal, resulting in neurologic dysfunction...
March 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329381/the-effects-of-an-afternoon-nap-on-episodic-memory-in-young-and-older-adults-napping-and-aging
#14
Michael K Scullin, Jacqueline Fairley, Michael J Decker, Donald L Bliwise
Study Objectives: In young adults, napping is hypothesized to benefit episodic memory retention (e.g., via consolidation). Whether this relationship is present in older adults has not been adequately tested, but is an important question because older adults display marked changes in sleep and memory. Design: Between-subjects design. Setting: Sleep laboratory at Emory University School of Medicine. Participants: 50 healthy young adults (18-29) and 45 community dwelling older adults (58-83)...
March 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322645/the-effects-of-a-health-partner-program-on-reducing-cardiovascular-risk-factors
#15
Tingting Liu
Previous lifestyle intervention research targeting prediabetes has primarily focused on weight loss, blood glucose, and lipid abnormalities. Far less is known whether lifestyle interventions lower other biological and physical risk factors for cardiovascular disease in overweight/obese adults with or without prediabetes. The aim of the study was to determine if a health partner program reduced biological and physical cardiovascular risk factors in overweight/obese adults with and without prediabetes at 1 year...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301347/outcomes-for-anaplastic-glioma-treated-with-radiation-therapy-with-or-without-concurrent-temozolomide
#16
Emory McTyre, John T Lucas, Corbin Helis, Michael Farris, Michael Soike, Ryan Mott, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Glenn J Lesser, Roy E Strowd, Hui-Wen Lo, Waldemar Debinski, Michael D Chan
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative management of anaplastic glioma remains without a clear standard of care-in this study we report outcomes for patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) with and without temozolomide (TMZ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 71 consecutive patients with World Health Organization grade III glioma treated with either RT alone or with concurrent TMZ (RT+TMZ), between 2000 and 2013. Tumor histology was anaplastic astrocytoma in 42 patients, anaplastic oligodendroglioma in 25 patients, and anaplastic oligoastrocytoma in 4 patients...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299353/safety-and-efficacy-of-single-balloon-enteroscopy-in-management-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#17
Abhinav Koul, Donald M Pham, Arjun Nanda, Kevin E Woods, Steven D Keilin
Background and study aims Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are currently the standard of care in treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure waiting for heart transplant as well as destination therapy for non-transplant candidates. However, patients with LVADs are at increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding due to the device's unique effects on hemodynamics. A major source of gastrointestinal bleeding in these patients are gastrointestinal angioectasias located within the small bowel that can only be reached with deep enteroscopy...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288693/uterine-epithelioid-leiomyosarcoma-with-c-kit-expression-and-ywhae-gene-rearrangement-a-case-report-of-a-diagnostic-pitfall-of-uterine-sarcoma
#18
Terufumi Kubo, Shintaro Sugita, Ryuichi Wada, Noriaki Kikuchi, Masahiro Iwasaki, Yumika Ito, Taro Sugawara, Hiromi Fujita, Makoto Emori, Ryoichi Tanaka, Hiroshi Hirano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tadashi Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Uterine sarcoma is a rare tumor that is often difficult to classify based on morphological and immunohistochemical analysis alone. Limited access to molecular biological analysis in routine practice would hinder making a definitive diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe a case of a mesenchymal tumor arising from the uterine cervix in a 52-year-old woman. From microscopic morphology of the resected specimen, epithelioid leiomyosarcoma, high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, or uterine gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) were considered as differential diagnoses...
March 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231475/the-use-and-yield-of-continuous-eeg-in-critically-ill-patients-a-comparative-study-of-three-centers
#19
Vincent Alvarez, Andres A Rodriguez Ruiz, Suzette LaRoche, Lawrence J Hirsch, Christopher Parres, Paula E Voinescu, Andres Fernandez, Ognen A Petroff, Nishi Rampal, Hiba Arif Haider, Jong Woo Lee
OBJECTIVE: Continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring of critically ill patients has gained widespread use, but there is substantial reported variability in its use. We analyzed cEEG and antiseizure drug (ASD) usage at three high volume centers. METHODS: We utilized a multicenter cEEG database used daily as a clinical reporting tool in three tertiary care sites (Emory Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Yale - New Haven Hospital). We compared the cEEG usage patterns, seizure frequency, detection of rhythmic/periodic patterns (RPP), and ASD use between the sites...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222830/impact-of-early-vasopressor-administration-on-neurological-outcomes-after-prolonged-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#20
Michael W Hubble, Clark Tyson
Introduction Vasopressors are associated with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but no long-term benefit has been demonstrated in randomized trials. However, these trials did not control for the timing of vasopressor administration which may influence outcomes. Consequently, the objective of this study was to develop a model describing the likelihood of favorable neurological outcome (cerebral performance category [CPC] 1 or 2) as a function of the public safety answering point call receipt (PSAP)-to-pressor-interval (PPI) in prolonged out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
February 22, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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